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3 best practices for giving patients bad news

February 2, 2016

There is no one right or wrong way to tell a patient troubling news, but there are some best practices and common mistakes to avoid, according to an article from Medscape. Before the next serious conversation you have with a patient or family members, consider the following doctor-to-doctor advice.

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Epidemiology of Shoe Wearing Patterns Over Time in Older Women: Associations With Foot Pain…

February 2, 2016

Epidemiology of Shoe Wearing Patterns Over Time in Older Women: Associations With Foot Pain and Hallux Valgus Hylton B. Menz, Edward Roddy, Michelle Marshall, Martin J. Thomas, Trishna Rathod, George M.

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Dycor H Series Foot

January 29, 2016

Dycor’s new H Series prosthetic foot is a hybrid version of the company’s K Series foot, and a simple, lightweight, and inexpensive approach to moderate-impact assisted and unassisted prosthetic activities of daily living.

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Swede-O Thermal Supports

January 29, 2016

Swede-O announces a new generation of Thermal Supports engineered with MVT2 (Micro Ventilated Thermal) technology, which is designed to provide compression and warmth for pain relief in patients with sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries, arthritis, and other painful conditions. The microventilated, breathable membrane with moisture-wicking technology provides a free flow of air for added comfort, while the soft thermal lining captures and retains body heat to help relieve pain. Swede-O’s Thermal Support line includes lower extremity products in a wide range of sizes to fit most body types.

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KanoPrint Direct Forming Station

January 29, 2016

Kano-Labs has updated its KanoPrint Direct Forming Station, designed for the creation of custom total contact corrective orthotic devices—with the foot either in a subtalar-neutral, nonweightbearing position or in a corrected position—while accounting for soft tissue expansion. The KanoPrint 2.0 station is about 20% smaller than the original and about 50% lighter in weight, so it can be moved between rooms more easily. Updates include the ability to take two impressions at once and the option of positioning the controls on either the front or the back of the unit to accommodate user preferences

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Balance Walking Poles

January 29, 2016

Balance Walking Poles are designed to align the spine during gait, keeping patients comfortably erect and allowing them to walk longer with better form. The poles offer an easy way to increase muscle engagement while decreasing joint loads.

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Total Vein Boost Hosiery

January 29, 2016

Total Vein Systems recently introduced Boost, its new line of athletic compression therapy hosiery. The Boost socks use graduated compression to help increase blood circulation and enhance oxygen delivery to working and recovering muscles, in order to accelerate recuperation and reduce muscle soreness

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iTom-Cat from ComfortFit

January 29, 2016

ComfortFit Labs, with technology partner Tom-Cat Solutions, is now offering the iTom-Cat, an iPad Air 2-based, full-function foot and ankle scanning system with integrated hardware and software. The system uses a structured sensor to quickly and easily capture a 3D image that has an accuracy of less than .2 mm. The software features an on-screen ComfortFit prescription form; all data are sent to the lab in seconds with the push of a button

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Campbell is Hanger’s chief clinical officer

January 29, 2016

James Campbell PhD, CO, FAAOP, joined Austin, TX-based Hanger Clinic in November 2015 as chief clinical officer. Campbell joined Hanger after 17 years at Becker Orthopedic in Troy, MI, where he was most recently executive vice president for clinical services and research and product development, manufacturing engineering, quality, regulatory affairs, and central fabrication

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BOC’s Zacharias chairs ICE board

January 29, 2016

Claudia Zacharias, MBA, CAE, president and CEO of the Owings Mills, MD-based Board of Certification/Accreditation, is now serving as board chair of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) Board of Directors. The announcement was made at the October 2015 ICE Annual Meeting in Portland, OR

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